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The's Daybreak: April 12, 2009

Posted: April 11, 2009 9:27 p.m.
Updated: April 12, 2009 4:55 a.m.

Hello, Santa Clarita Valley! Welcome to's Daybreak, your point of entry for the day, and a quick journey through the past, present and future. Let the adventure begin:

First word
“If you listen to our colleagues on the right, they will call earmarks ‘pork,’ unless they are for projects in their district.”  - Brian Berry, Valencia.

Today is Easter Sunday, April 12, the 102nd day of 2009. There are 263 days left in the year.

Today’s Highlight in History:
On April 12, 1861, the American Civil War began as Confederate forces bombarded Fort Sumter in South Carolina.

Ten years ago: U.S. District Judge Susan Webber Wright cited President Bill Clinton for contempt of court, concluding that the president had lied about his relationship with Monica Lewinsky in a deposition in the Paula Jones case

Watercooler Talk
RACINE, Wis. (AP) — Police in Wisconsin sais four people were injured after a drunk driver hit another drunk driver in Racine.

Police said one drunk driver was traveling at a high rate of speed on Main Street when he missed a turn and went the wrong way on another street around 2:40 a.m Saturday. He hit two parked cars, rolled over and hit an oncoming car driven by another drunk driver.

Lt. Mike Polzin said none of injuries are considered life threatening.

He said a 27-year-old Pleasant Prairie man was cited for causing injury by intoxicated use of a motor vehicle and a 35-year-old Racine man was cited for operating a motor vehicle while intoxicated.

Country singer Ned Miller is 84. Actress Jane Withers is 83. Opera singer Montserrat Caballe is 76. Actor Charles Napier is 73. Jazz musician Herbie Hancock is 69. Actor Frank Bank (“Leave It to Beaver”) is 67. Rock singer John Kay (Steppenwolf) is 65. Actor Ed O’Neill is 63. Author Tom Clancy is 62. Actor Dan Lauria is 62. Talk show host David Letterman is 62. Author Scott Turow is 60. Singer David Cassidy is 59. Actor-playwright Tom Noonan is 58. Rhythm-and-blues singer JD Nicholas (The Commodores) is 57. Singer Pat Travers is 55. Actor Andy Garcia is 53. Movie director Walter Salles is 53. Country singer Vince Gill is 52.

California Lottery
Mega Millions

18-25-36-42-51 Mega: 22
Draw date: Friday, April 10
Jackpot: $78 million

2-4-12-34-46 Mega: 16Draw date: Saturday, April 11
Jackpot: $XX million

Fantasy 5

Draw date: Saturday, April 11

Daily 4
7-5-7-9Draw date: Saturday, April 11

Daily 3

Midday: 8-0-0
Evening: 8-4-4
Draw date: Saturday, April 11

Daily Derby
1st: 09 Winning Spirit
2nd: 07 Eureka
3rd: 04 Big Ben
Race time: 1:48.13
Draw date: Saturday, April 11

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